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  1. I needed a break from my little fellas and painted the next building for the streets of Venice. The Walls were too dark in the beginning. I lighted it up and now I am quite happy with it. This is the Casa Elena from ttcombats Street of Venice.
  2. So, a little over a year ago I got my paws on a decent amount of MDF terrain, specifically with the goal of using it to build up a nice Infinity board. After narrowing it down, I wound up ordering some things from Warsenal as well as Global Evil Corp. Warsenal was because I loved the look of their Cosmica Line, and Global Evil Corp because I absolutely love kerf cuts and the fact they utilized such to have ROUNDED CORNERS on buildings. Oh yeah, and the sliding windows and doors gimmick was a pretty big draw too. Last month my goal was to get it all primed, because I was tired of the raw MDF, plus I wanted to use it as inspiration to keep moving on my Infinity miniatures... This month I'm going to see what can be ^Let's just say there's a semi-reasonable amount of terrain involved.... ^An okay amount for a diverse, two level 15 point (Code One) or 150 point (N4) field, although I could use a few more options... But definitely not much in the way of full on variety for a full on 30 point (Code One) or 300 point (N4) 4x4' table. ^Before I forget, this is what attaches on to that cube frame. Looks so much nicer built up, even if I uh, haven't built the last panel yet due to lack of space on the desk. ~ Anyways, they've been raw MDF for far too long in my opinion, so let's get things staged over by the airbrush.... ^Mr Hobby Mr.Almighty clips are rather handy.... ^And primed. Yup, classic black primer with a white "zenithal" (for lack of better words) across things. ^After a few hours, we now have this. Okay, stage is set, but it feels like something is missing.... ^Aha, looking a lot better. Initially I was going to try and go crazy on the colours for the exterior, but hubby and I just like the basic light kinda blue colour we've got going, so onwards to accents... (Colours used: Mission Models Blue, with a small amount of black added in, as well as a reasonable amount of white - goal was for a bit of a greyish blue, and while I didn't quite get it how I wanted, eh, close enough and we like it) ^Decided to show the roof progress a little more in depth here, partially because I remember @Kangaroorex inquiring about the opacity of those Wicked Colours Opaque colours. The Dioxazine Purple I think was five drops of colour with two drops of Vallejo Thinner Medium, and on the right I had a moderately wet hybrid brush that was dipped into paint, and then traced along. Not sure what happened on the right side, but somehow I managed to go almost all the way around without running out of paint, but I also wasn't able to repeat it, although it was only a few inches before it started becoming see through. I'll still try to remember to do an actual test over white paper with print at some point. ^Now, as for those roofs... Sure, I could mask things, or even create a airbrush template, and I might still, but at the same time... The basic blocks have been laid down, with Wicked Opaque Pthalo Blue on the inner triangle like bits, Wicked Opaque Pyrrole Orange on the inner thin line, and Wicked Opaque Dioxazine Purple on the outer line. What's the current plan? Well, naturally I'm going to get the basic colours laid down on the rest of the items, but I'm going to test out Pthalo Blue on a roof section to see what thoughts are. Originally, the two lines that go around each building were going to be orange, but after a quick though they're going to be purple. Warsenal stuff will see more oranges and reds, as well as purples to them, at least that's the current main plan ^_^;;;
  3. I know there are a few folks that do Bolt Action and similar 28mm wargaming (@buglips), so I thought I'd bounce this out there. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tftb/world-war-ii-soviet-railroad?ref=discovery_recommendations Story Railroads are an important means to transport troops, equipment, ammunition and all other kinds of supply to the front. Especially in a country as vast as the Soviet Union with it's endless steppes, only few reliable roads and no major rivers running in the direction of the German advance during Operation Barbarossa in World War II. With this set of detailed buildings and rolling stock in 1/56 scale for 28mm figures you get the opportunity to recreate the crucial fighting around the Soviet railroad system. The kits focus on the major pieces of rolling stock available to the Soviet defenders: box cars, gondola cars and flat cars. And the mighty ALCo RSD-1 Diesel Engine which was made available under the US Lend-Lease Act. Also included is a typical rural train station with optional additional platforms for all who want to depict a Soviet - or captured German - supply depot, where heavy equipment like tanks and guns are being unloaded. And for all of you looking for an armored train - don't worry! We have you covered. Talking about railroad tracks: We did not see the need to reinvent the wheel, so all kits are designed to be used with 4Ground Railroad Tracks (available as add-ons to the Kickstarter) or O Gauge Model Railroad Tracks The kits include optional parts enabling you to choose your favorite system while assembling. Going this route has allowed us to concentrate on designing and producing the rolling stock only, which has the advantage of an earlier fulfillment date for the Kickstarter. All models are highly detailed on the outside and inside. The interiors are easily accessible, as roofs are removable. In addition, all doors are moveable, which means you can open or close them during gameplay.
  4. About this project Who am I? I am a simple man who lives on a small island called Malta. I like to create nerd stuff. In the last months, I was experimenting with a router CNC machine to do my own terrain. Why Kickstarter? Kickstarter is a great platform! It offers an ideal opportunity for me to share my creations. The project: My idea is to create buildings that are easily assembled (in less than 1 minute) ideal for people who want to start terrain crafting. The scale of the buildings is for 28 to 32mm miniatures games like Dungeons and Dragons, Frostgrave or wargames. Here is a sample of how the houses come unassembled. The Packs: Small Village The Small Village includes 2 Small Houses,1 Medium House, 1 Chapel, 2 Market Stands, 1 Shop, 1 Hero House, 1 Stable and 1 Watch Tower. Village The Village includes 3 Small Houses, 2 Medium Houses, 1 Chapel, 4 Market Stands, 2 Shops, 1 Hero House, 1 Stable, 2 Watch Towers,1 Forge, 1 Guild House, 1 Tower and 1 Windmill.
  5. This looks very interesting although it's way above my hobby budget.
  6. So this pre cut, MDF outhouse came to me through the Box of Goodwill, Euro / UK edition.... Didn't feel much like hobbying last night, but when a couple folks joined me on the hangout, I thought I needed to do something, and my eyes fell on this.... And here is the lovely Astrid the Chronicler, much relieved..... I still don't have a painted Sir Forescale... Thanks for looking!
  7. A friend of mine (and fellow Fallout enthusiast), Chris Thesing, loaned me a box of MDF/plastic/resin terrain pieces he'd picked up from Warsenal and Antenocitis Workshop, in the hopes that I might be able to use them for my upcoming Fallout-themed games. (Well, that, and once I'm done, he gets them back, painted up, and I don't have to worry about where to store them for long. ;) Win-win!) Warsenal and Antenocitis Workshop terrain is usually engineered with the Infinity game in mind, which isn't QUITE in keeping with Fallout's retro-futuristic post-apocalyptic aesthetic. However, there are various ways in which I can "brand" such pieces to fit in better, and then "grunge it up" for a post-apocalyptic setting. To start off, I've been taking measurements of various available surfaces on the terrain pieces, grabbing Fallout poster images from the game (and a few retro images that just happen to have about the right "feel"), using retro-themed fonts (from FontDiner, especially), and then printing off and cutting out, and seeing if it all fits. Most of the sets I have to work with are from "Warsenal," a local terrain-maker. They consist of little packs of laser-cut MDF and plastic sheets, including some "glowing" translucent plastic elements for that cyberpunk touch here and there. Nothing quite beats a BILLBOARD for being easily "brandable" for a particular setting. The Warsen.al "billboard" pack was therefore pretty high up on my list. These things are actually intended to perch atop a building (and will probably do so atop some Plasticville O-scale buildings I've been cobbling together and "post-apocalypticizing"), and they aren't designed to stack up like this, but I just found that they perched well enough like this when I wanted to take a snapshot so ... why not? Images are cobbled together from Nuka-Cola and Vault-Tec imagery from Fallout in Photoshop in order to better fit the peculiar dimensions, with some "torn paper" texturing on the edges. I also made use of FontDiner's retro fonts for some of the text replacement (e.g., the "FREE Nuka-Blaster" message at the bottom of the Nuka-Cola billboard). The billboards are cut MDF, and assemble fairly easily with Tacky Glue. The set also comes with some laser-cut translucent "neon" plastic pieces that serve as "spotlights." Why would they still be glowing in the post-apocalyptic world of Fallout? Well, that's because so many things (especially lights) seem to have their own nuclear power sources that last 200+ years, so you can experience the fun of wandering around in a vault with creepily flickering lights and eerie automated announcements over crackling speakers, vs. the much more realistic and BORING likelihood of pitch-black darkness and dull silence. (And who'd want THAT?) Another Warsenal project was a set of pallets. They come in a set of 8, with the main support boards made of laser-cut MDF, and the much thinner planks made of plastic (with laser-etched "nail holes"). One might think that such pallets could just be made from cardboard or craft sticks with a hobby knife and some patience ... and you'd be *right* ... but the nice thing about these laser-cut pieces is the PRECISION I'm just not going to easily get when I'm cutting things out by hand. What's more, the MDF support pieces have shallow ridges/grooves that serve as guides for where to attach the planks in orderly fashion. Otherwise, it'd probably end up looking like these pallets had been assembled by ... I dunno ... a clumsy giant with thick fingers? Painting was pretty easy. I found it advantageous to spray-coat the pieces while still in the "sprue" in a light color, to provide some "anchoring" for the plastic planks (and also to make it easier to see which side had the "nail holes" etched, so I could make sure those were outside). Once the pieces were all assembled, I spray painted the things white again, painted in slightly watered-down "Territorial Beige" acrylic paint, dry-brushed with flat white acrylic, then swirled a brush down in the bottom of my paintbrush water jar to get a nice grey-brown GRUNGE, and then flicked/speckled that on the pieces for a bit of oil-stain and splatter, to make things all the more "grungy." (Sure, after 200+ years in the elements, it's far more likely that the pallets would be NONEXISTENT, rather than merely a bit mussed up, but ... eh ... chalk it up to futuristic manufacturing techniques?) In the background on the right is another pallet with some barrels on it. That was actually custom-made by Chris Thesing on his 3D printer. I made some custom paper "labels" in Photoshop, using the Red Rocket label (from Fallout) and a rusty-barrel texture, to fit into the recessed areas on the main body of the barrels, and then I painted the exposed surfaces a mix of "Rust Orange," some washes of "Graphite Gray" and "Melted Chocolate Brown," with some flat white dry-brushing to try to get the supporting bands to roughly fit with the look of the printed rusty-barrel textures. The 3D-printed pallet was painted using the same scheme as the Warsenal pallets. The brick wall ruined pieces are (I believe) some loose resin Armorcast pieces. I was going to put some tattered remains of Fallout-themed posters, signs, etc., on them, but the problem is that they were sculpted in such a way that it looks like there are remnants of plaster clinging to sections of the brick. In that case, if the walls are so wasted that the plaster has been knocked off, there's no reason a POSTER would still be clinging to any sections with exposed brick (and the patches of plaster just aren't large enough for a sign or poster of note). Ah well. I guess not EVERY last thing has to scream "FALLOUT!" to still be usable for such a setting. ;) Then, some more "brandable" terrain: some Antenocitis Workshop resin "tri-ad" pieces. Technically, these aren't fully assembled, as there are some "neon" plastic rod pieces that are meant to be cut to length and inserted into the recessed corners (for lighting, I suppose), but I was mostly focused upon making some custom poster inserts for the panels. To accomplish this, I scanned the paper poster inserts included with the set to get the dimensions just so, and used various Fallout-themed artwork (some official, some fan art, some just retro art force-fit into the Fallout universe), with a bit of FontDiner text (Sparkly and Swanky typefaces, mostly) to fit in. These are for a specific scenario taking place at a Repconn Aerospace Museum, so there's a mix of ads for recognizable Fallout products (especially by Repconn subsidiaries, such as RobCo and Abraxo), and then things that might plausibly represent exhibits. Once I'm done, I might swap out some of the ads with some more generally useful to the Fallout universe ... but, honestly, who's going to be looking THAT closely, anyway? The important thing is that the pieces give a general sense of the "retro-futuristic" setting -- not that the players are going to feel compelled to lean in and make doubly sure that the text on the poster reads exactly the way the GM is narrating it. (At least, I hope they won't be doing that. That would be sad.) Other, more involved Warsenal & Antenocitis Workshop pieces are still in progress, as there's only so much room on my little portable workstation (and I have to keep putting it away in between crafting sessions).
  8. Started my next gcmini building project, Taco Bell in the post apocalypse. Hope you like it ;)
  9. The fantastic Allen Rockwell over at gcmini sent me his first production copy of "Los Pollos Hermanos". The diner from the TV show breaking bad and asked me to paint it which I will be doing in the post apocalyptic style similar to gcmini's 7-11 I posted recently. Any input along the way will be much appriciated and the project will start in Ernest on Friday. Thanks in advance for input ;)
  10. I was totally impressed by the Impudent Mortal Kickstarter, but seeing as the buildings on offer didn't appeal as much as older stock they had I ordered directly (and boy was it FAST). Because I wanted to get an idea of what I was doing before I tried building my fancy new things, I took advantage of a FLGS gift card to buy a Knight Models SWAT truck for the Batman game. Here are some product pics behind the spoiler The truck/van is mostly done except for touch-ups and sealing... but I'll still be posting process pics that I took along the way. I mistakenly thought it would be faster than a miniature (and I guess it was at my current pace)... but not really. The other ones I'll be posting as I go (I'm planning on using fancy Japanese paper offcuts as wallpaper, so it'll probably be slow).
  11. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2075845336/pre-painted-flat-packable-sci-fi-buildings-by-hexa Preprinted MDF buildings/terrain suitable for sci-fi wargames. At least one of these guys was at ReaperCon this year at the Hangar18 booth.
  12. Antenociti's Workshop have announced on their Facebook page that they are planning to launch a kickstarter in early 2014 for 28mm scifi resin scenery, mdf structures, vehicles, and figures. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=592884427415869&id=153539898016993 The sweet spot is expected to be £100 and represent about a 50% saving off retail to start. I don't own any of Antenociti's stuff... Yet, but I am waiting on pieces that they contributed to Mantics Deadzone and Mars Attacks kickstarters. The photos I've seen of their previous offerings looks great and all reviews I've read and watched on their products have been very positive. I believe this is going to be one of those "can't afford to miss" kickstarters. There have been requests for them to include fantasy and modern day lines, but so far Antenociti has stated scifi only. EDIT: link added.
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